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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘(Pronounced ‘Leh-’nerd ‘Skin-’nerd)’ Turns 40

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"The South will rise again" is an oft-misused cliche with very politically incorrect origins. But when applied more innocently to the world of music, it has usefully described the frequent spikes in popularity enjoyed by southern rock, and perhaps never more so than 40 years ago, when Lynyrd Skynyrd released its debut album on Aug. 13, 1973.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Play New ‘Pawn Stars’ Theme

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Lynyrd Skynyrd played their new theme song for the TV show 'Pawn Stars' at an event held for the program in Las Vegas last month. The song, 'Winning Isn't Everything,' has been available on iTunes since April 30. You can see a video of the live performance above.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Provide New Theme Song for ‘Pawn Stars’

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Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd have succumbed to the lure of reality television -- sort of. The group that gave the world such all-time rock anthems as 'Free Bird,' 'Gimme Three Steps' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' have recorded a new theme song for the hit reality show 'Pawn Stars.'

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Lynyrd Skynyrd/Bad Company – 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts

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Who: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company

What: 'The 40th Anniversary Tour'

When: June 20 – July 27

Why: Two classic rock veterans join forces and hit the road providing a full evening of hits and more. It's dubbed 'The 40 Tour,'as  both bands are celebrating their 40th anniversary and joining forces to do so. That's a lot of

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Co-Headlining 2013 Tour

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company are both celebrating 40 years in 2013, and they've teamed up to take a co-headling tour across America. The 40 Tour will begin on June 20 in Auburn, Wash. and travel east before wrapping up on July 27 in Bethel, N.Y.

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Gary Rossington Hospitalized, Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Concerts

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Bad news if you've got tickets to this weekend's (Feb. 15 and 16) Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, Miss.: An illness has forced the band to cancel.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death

Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Deaths
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There are so many bizarre things going on with Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Street Survivors' album that we get all weirded out just thinking about them. First, there's the cover of the 1977 LP, which features the band engulfed in flames. Knowing what comes next -- three days after the album's release, the band's plane went down, killing frontman Ronnie Van Zant and others -- is enough to freak out even people who aren't freaked out by these kinds of things.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Don’t Mind People Yelling ‘Free Bird’

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We've all been at concerts where some guy, who's usually had a few too many, shouts out a request for 'Free Bird,' even if it's not a Lynyrd Skynyrd show. While many of us would love to have security go to town on him - if for nothing else a lack of originality - the members of band, unsurprisingly, have a different take. In a new interview, founding guitarist Gary Rossington spoke about what it means to him.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Vs. Rush – 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl, Round One

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The seventh clash of the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl's first round finds Rush, the progressive rock kings from Canada, squaring off with the elder statesmen of Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Over the next month, 16 of rock’s biggest bands will square off against each other in a series of single-elimination matches to determine who is the king of the hill.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Ready to Fly’ – Lyric Video Premiere

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Ultimate Classic Rock is proud to present the premiere of 'Ready to Fly,' the new lyric video from Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song appears on their most recent album, 'Last of a Dyin' Breed,' which was released last August. Our review singled out the song as an "impressively heart-tugging power ballad."

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